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January 4, 2019
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Startup Licenses Invention to Enhance Skin Cancer Prevention

UA research has resulted in a melanin-producing compound for a systemic approach to preventing skin damage. The University of Arizona has licensed two inventions developed in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry to startup MCR Therapeutics. The inventors, Minying Cai and Victor J. Hruby, developed … Continue reading

September 9, 2016
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UCLA study sheds light on how advanced melanoma resists treatment

Findings are a promising step toward developing improved treatments for the disease UCLA researchers have identified mechanisms that determine how advanced melanoma can become resistant to immune checkpoint inhibitors, a discovery that could lead to the development of new and … Continue reading

January 1, 2014
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Mole Crowdsourcing: There could be an App for That

University of Utah researchers identify new technique for identifying cancerous moles Have you ever had a strange mole on your body and wondered if it was skin cancer? The best move is to schedule an appointment with a dermatologist, but … Continue reading

March 3, 2013
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UCLA Researchers Further Refine ‘Nanovelcro’ Device to Grab Single Cancer Cells from Blood

Improvement enables ‘liquid biopsies’ for metastatic melanoma Researchers at UCLA report that they have refined a method they previously developed for capturing and analyzing cancer cells that break away from patients’ tumors and circulate in the blood. With the improvements … Continue reading

July 22, 2012
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With Drug-Loaded Nanogel, Yale Researchers Attack Cancerous Tumors

Yale University scientists have developed a new mechanism for attacking cancerous tumors that intensifies the body’s immune response while simultaneously weakening the tumor’s ability to resist it. “We believe this is a paradigm-changing immunotherapeutic method for cancer therapy,” said Tarek … Continue reading

January 6, 2012
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MU Researcher’s Photoacoustic Device Finds Cancer Cells Before They Become Tumors

*Commercial production will allow scientists, academia opportunity for use in cancer studies* COLUMBIA, Mo. – Early detection of melanoma, the most aggressive skin cancer, is critical because melanoma will spread rapidly throughout the body. Now, University of Missouri researchers are … Continue reading

December 16, 2011
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Yale Scientists Identify Gene That Controls The Spread of Melanoma

Yale Cancer Center researchers have identified a gene in melanoma that can dramatically affect the spread of the disease. The study, published in the journal Cancer Cell, provides new insight into how melanoma metastasizes in patients with advanced disease, and … Continue reading

June 2, 2011
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More Sun Safety: A Young Woman’s Battle Against Melanoma

Cases of melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, are rising dramatically, despite the known link to outdoor or indoor exposure to ultraviolet rays. In fact, it is expected that more new cases of skin cancer will be diagnosed this … Continue reading